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One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ethnic prejudice in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. The plot centers around the personal story of John Riley, an Irishman who had been a sergeant in the American Army who is commissioned as a captain in the Mexican army and commands the battalion, as he leads his men in battle and struggles with authorities on both sides of the border

  1. Lance Hool

    Director

  2. Milton S. Gelman

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Berenger

    Tom Berenger

    Captain John Riley

  2. Joaquim de Almeida

    Joaquim de Almeida

    Cortina

  3. Daniela Romo

    Daniela Romo

    Marta

  4. Mark Moses

    Mark Moses

    Col. Benton Lacy

  5. Stuart Graham

    Corporal Kenneally

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One Man's Hero

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  • September 24, 1999
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

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